Poetry, Official Palace Language of Wow: Another Gem from Thanks Help Wow

On an ice-glazed morning, today's reading thaws my cockles. Thanks again, Annie L: When all is said and done, spring is the main reason for Wow. Spring is crazy, being all hope and beauty and glory. She is the resurrection. Spring is Gerard Manley Hopkins, "The world is charged with the grandeur of God. / … Continue reading Poetry, Official Palace Language of Wow: Another Gem from Thanks Help Wow

My Next Right Thing This Morning

I had a writing professor who recommended copying, literally, tangibly, work by authors whose style most lights your writing fuse. Pick an author, prop open a book, lay it next to the laptop, and type the words, sentences, paragraphs, and chapters until, I suppose, some sort of osmosis (and muscle memory?) occurs.

Do Acts of Social Justice Count if They’re Compensated? Or am I just a goat?

Matthew 25:40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.    I was hungry and you fed me,     I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,     I was homeless and you gave me a room,  … Continue reading Do Acts of Social Justice Count if They’re Compensated? Or am I just a goat?

Jesus wasn’t in my Bible this morning (but he was on my porch)

So, like the good evangelical Christian woman I never was, I made myself go to a quiet place to exercise the spiritual disciplines of Bible study and prayer. Coffee cup in hand, I settled into the comfy brown chair on my screened porch feeling the warmth of the morning sun on my face. I swatted … Continue reading Jesus wasn’t in my Bible this morning (but he was on my porch)

Moses’s Cojones and Bogus Cred

Reading A.W. Tozer's "Pursuit of God" for a Wednesday night study at Grace (yes, Traci, I couldn't resist the pull), I'm struck this week by scripture passages I've read dozens of times. First of all, I'm moved by how earnest and bold Moses was in pleading with God for the validation and benediction he needed. … Continue reading Moses’s Cojones and Bogus Cred